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never had this problem before -- dry & wrinkly fondant

post #1 of 10
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I've never had this problem before and hope you guys can help. After I rolled out my fondant, which looked smooth, was soft and pliable and lifted off the counter easily, I went draped it across my cakes and it instantly turned sort of stiff and dry feeling, and got elephant skin wrinkles allllllll over it.

I was working quickly so I don't think it was dried out, and I've done a bunch of other fondant cakes before and never had this problem... what other things could have gone wrong? Maybe too thick? It was so frustrating!

thanks!
post #2 of 10
This happened when I was helping a friend with a wedding cake and after all was said and done we decided we just got a bad batch of fondant. I'd never had the cracking and drying with this particular brand before and it was a nightmare trying to cover this cake...so much so that we ended up not using fondant and going w/buttercream.

Sometimes you just get a bad batch.
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post #3 of 10
Was the heat on or did it kick on while you were working on the fondant? Were you working near a vent?
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post #4 of 10
Bad fondant. This happened to me once, I think my fondant was kind of old, and too dry. I don't know if you can fix broken fondant icon_lol.gif
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post #5 of 10
Oh this happened to me last week. I put it down to the heating being on. We've got loads of snow over here with -8 temps etc. The only thing i could think of.

I made my Guitar cake came down in the morning to put the finishing touches to it and it had all wrinkled and bubbled. Had to re-ice the cake icon_sad.gif
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post #6 of 10
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yeah the heat was on, it's been really cold here, well, at least cold for central texas icon_wink.gif

It was so frustrating to work with. The fondant really looked and felt fine until I lifted it off the counter and draped over the cakes. Then it instantly started seizing up and wrinkling. Looked really bad. I ended up covering a lot of the really bad spots with decorations...
post #7 of 10
what brand?

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post #8 of 10
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It was a brand new tub of FondX
post #9 of 10
Interesting. I tried my first tub of Fondx recently and had the same problem. It rolled out nicely but as soon as I covered the cake, it seemed to start to dry out and get that lovely elephant skin around the bottom. It seemed a bit finicky to work with to me.

Cheryl
post #10 of 10
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Hmmm... this was my 3rd tub of fondx and I didn't have this problem before. I still have half a tub left, I'm going to save it for a day where the heater isn't blasting and see if that makes a difference...
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